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In pictures: BBC Hoddinott Hall

Wales Millennium Centre

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales is the latest artistic organisation to make its home at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay.

Gala concert at BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

The orchestra officially opened the venue on 22 January 2009 with the first of two gala concerts as the start of an opening festival.

Pianist Llyr Williams at BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff Bay

Pianist Llyr Williams was one of the opening night's performers.

Thierry Fischer, principal conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

The orchestra's principal conductor Thierry Fischer.

Choir stalls at BBC Hoddinott Hall

Architect Tim Green says: "The concept behind the design of the interior of Hoddinott Hall was that of a traditional Welsh chapel."

Musicians in BBC Hoddinott Hall

As well as a base for the orchestra's rehearsals and recordings, the hall will serve as a 350-seater concert venue.

Musicians in BBC Hoddinott Hall

The hall was designed to serve as a large bespoke recording studio with the facility to accommodate an audience.

Musicians in BBC Hoddinott Hall

The Grace Williams Studio will provide auxiliary rehearsal space for the Orchestra and a base for its education and outreach work.

Artist Lubna Chowdhary unveils her mural

Artist Lubna Chowdhary has designed a ceramic tile mural based on the theme of a nocturne, a favourite mood of Hoddinott's.

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